Monday, February 3, 2020

 

6:30 to 9:00 a.m. NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. GFTC REGISTRATION + DELEGATE ASSISTANCE

 

7:30 to 7:45 a.m. OPENING OF THE 52ND ANNUAL GFTC

Master of Ceremony, Cliff Pyron, Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia Ports Authority

Invocation, Rev. Becky Rowell, Associate Rector, Christ Church, St. Simon’s Island

Presentation of The Colors, Brunswick High School NJROTC Color Guard

National Anthem, James Gleason, St. Simon’s Island

 

7:45 to 8:05 a.m. “STATE OF GEORGIA UPDATE”

Gov. Brian Kemp, State of Georgia

 

8:05 to 8:35 a.m. “WASHINGTON DC PERSPECTIVE”

Will McKnight – Chairman, GPA | 2020 GFTC General Chairman

Senator David Perdue (INVITED) – United States Senator – R – Ga

 

8:35 to 9:15 a.m. “A DEEPER REACH: EXPANDING SAVANNAH’S INLAND NETWORK TOWARD CHICAGO”

Moderator, Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce

Uffe Ostergaard, President, Hapag Lloyd America LLC

Tim Haas, Senior Vice President/Chief Operations Officer, CMA CGM America

Jeff Heller, Vice President Intermodal and Automotive, Norfolk Southern Corporation

 

9:15 to 9:55 a.m. “CARRIERS, DID YOU PREPARE FOR 2020?”


Hua Joo Tan – Executive Consultant, Alphaliner

 

9:55 to 10:35 a.m. DISRUPTION AND UNCERTAINTY, WHAT IS DRIVING THE EVOLUTION OF LOGISTICS?

PETER TIRSCHWELL – Vice President Maritime and Trade, IHS Markit

Tony Scioscia – Principal, Anthony A. Scioscia, Management, LLC

 

10:35 to 11:35 a.m. “LIFE LESSONS FROM BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER JOHN SMOLTZ: PLAYING UNDER PRESSURE AND EMBRACING CHANGE”

GUEST SPEAKER: John Smoltz – Baseball Legend

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon

 

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Networking Breakout Meetings

 

6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Networking Dinner Reception

 

7:00 to 10:30 p.m. Dinner and “Fun Night with Friends”

 

The Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC) sessions and events are for registered attendees and guests, 21 and older. Delegate badges must be worn at all times. Times are subject to change.